WTF? Man Gets 15 YEARS Prison Time For Burning An LGBTQ Flag!

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What country are we living in again? Didn' you think we were in a country where burning the US flag was brave and freedom of speech but burning an LGBTQ flag gets you more time than rape and murder?

NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for burning an LGBTQ flag that was flying at a church in central Iowa.

Story County court records show 30-year-old Adolfo Martinez, of Ames, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson, as well as a year for the reckless use of explosives or fire, and 30 days for harassment.

The sentences are to be served consecutively.

A jury convicted Martinez in November.

Martinez has said he burned the flag from the United Church of Christ in Ames because he opposes homosexuality.

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